Pineapple Detox Drink (Weight Loss)

A delicious pineapple detox drink that needs no juicer, and only needs 6 simple ingredients to create the ultimate refreshing and good-for-you drink!

This pineapple beverage is vegan-friendly, and it’s going to aid detoxification and weight loss.

So, if you want to detox your body and lose some weight, stick around, because I am going to share my done and tested recipe for a pineapple detox drink.

Pineapple Detox Drink

What Does The Pineapple Detox Do?

Pineapple contains enzymes that aid digestion. This enzyme is also known as bromelain, bromelain is anti-inflammatory, which is an excellent detox for your body.

Furthermore, pineapple is great for debloating and fighting constipation. Removing toxins from your colon that have been stuck there for days is a detox in itself.

Pineapple detox is also really refreshing and hydrating. Proper hydration is a great way to keep yourself healthy, but also rid yourself of toxins.

And finally, this pineapple drink also works as a lung detox drink. Pineapple contains antioxidants that play a vital role in keeping your lungs healthy.

Pineapple and Cucumber Juice Benefits

Pineapple Detox Drink served in a round glass cup

Apart from the juice being highly hydrating, it also contains numerous health benefits.

Here are some of the benefits you can expect to get from drinking this fat burning pineapple drink:

  • May Aid Weight Loss By Boosting Your Metabolism.
  • Detox.
  • Hydration.
  • Rich In Vitamins Such as – Vitamin C, K, A, B6, And E.
  • Boosts Immune System.
  • Aids In Digestion Thanks To Enzymes Such As Bromelain.
  • Reduces Inflammation.
  • Debloats And Battles Constipation.

Pineapple Detox Drink being poured into a round glass cup from a blender jug

Ingredients Used To Make The Best Pineapple Detox Drink For Weight Loss

The ingredient selection plays a very important role, not just for the benefits of this drink, but also for the taste.

Combining the right ingredients that work well together and in the right quantities is key to making the best refreshing beverage.

So, here is the ingredient breakdown of each ingredient I used, and why:

#1. Pineapple Chunks And Pineapple Juice

Pineapple Chunks And Pineapple Juice

The recipe contains double pineapple, so you can really get the most out of it.

Fresh pineapple contains the most benefits, so you want to use the pineapple in its flesh, but I also used pineapple juice, which helped the blending process, and of course the taste.

#2. Cucumber

Cucumber

Cucumber is 95%  – 96% water, making it incredibly hydrating. Consuming plenty of liquids is a great way to flush out toxins.

Sometimes people like eating their liquid, so watery vegetables and fruit can be an excellent source of hydration!

Cucumber also works really well with pineapple, so this combination is always a win!

#3. Ginger

Ginger

Ginger doubles down on the digestive health benefits together with the pineapple.

Furthermore, ginger is great for boosting your metabolism, which can aid weight loss.

Ginger also helps lower blood pressure and has so many other benefits. In terms of taste, ginger helps cut through the sweetness of the pineapple and provides gentle heat to the drink.

#4. Lemon Juice

Lemon

Lemon is high in Vitamin C and contains numerous other benefits too.

But the most important role of the lemon juice in this recipe is that it helps cut through the sweetness of the pineapple.

Balancing your drink right is so important, you don’t want it too sweet, so lemon really helps balance out this recipe, and also adds a layer of taste too.

#4. Ice

Ice

Ice just makes every drink a lot more delicious and refreshing. Also, ice helps boost the metabolism, because your body needs to use more energy to raise the temperature back up.

Ice, as we all know is very cold, so when you consume ice or cold beverages, your body needs to work overtime to heat itself.

Burning extra energy means potentially losing weight!

Making The Pineapple Detox Drink Recipe

Now I am going briefly to run you through the steps of making a detox drink with lemon ginger cucumber pineapple, but you can find the detailed recipe in the recipe card below along with a video!

Start off by preparing your ingredients:

  • Carefully measure the right amount of pineapple juice you will need based on the quantities listed in the recipe.
  • If you haven’t got pre-frozen pineapple, you will need to freeze some yourself. Get yourself a large pineapple, slice off the skin, and dice it.  Add the sliced chunks to a baking tray, and freeze for a minimum of 2 hours. 
  • Peel off 1/3 inch ginger root, and mince or finely dice 1/3 tsp worth of ginger.
  • Slice a lemon in half, and juice only one of the halves. You can use a fruit squeezer to make it easier.
  • Slice the cucumber into rounds.

Once the ingredients have been prepared, add them to a high-speed blender, and blitz for 3-4 minutes.

Serve over ice and enjoy this delicious weight loss pineapple juice drink!

For a juice-only version of this recipe, once you have blended the ingredients, strain them and discard the pulp. But this is optional.
I recommend drinking this drink with the pulp because the pulp contains benefits, such as fiber.

Recipe Variations And Add-Ins


Do note that these add-ins or variations of this recipe are totally optional.

However, if you want to boost the nutritional value of this recipe, consider adding the following ingredients:

  • Add Chia Seeds (For increased fiber and protein content, and other nutrients).
  • Add Spinach Or Kale (For enhanced anti-inflammatory benefits and additional vitamins).
  • Adding Other Fruit Such As Berries (To reap up the nutrient density of this drink).
  • For a low sugar green tea detox drink with pineapple, use cooled brewed tea instead of pineapple juice as the base.

Storing The Pineapple And Ginger Detox Drink Correctly

Store this belly fat detox drink sealed in an airtight container or a bottle, in the fridge, and consume it within 3 days.
Do shake it though, before drinking!

After 3 days, the drink can still be consumed, but the taste might be impacted as well as the appearance.

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Pineapple Detox Drink

Pineapple Detox Drink [Weight Loss]

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A delicious pineapple detox drink that needs no juicer, and only needs 6 simple ingredients to create the ultimate refreshing and good-for-you drink!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (not from a concentrate)
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 cup cucumber (sliced)
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/3 tsp ginger root minced)
  • 45 Ice cubes to serve
  • 23 Mint leaves to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. Measure 1 cup of pineapple juice.
  2. If you haven’t got pre-frozen pineapple, you will need to freeze some yourself. Get yourself a large pineapple, slice off the skin, and dice it.  Add the sliced chunks to a baking tray, and freeze for a minimum of 2 hours.
  3. Peel off 1/3 inch ginger root, and mince or finely dice 1/3 tsp worth of ginger.
  4. Slice a lemon in half, and juice only one of the halves. You can use a fruit squeezer to make it easier.
  5. Slice the cucumber into rounds.
  6. Once the ingredients have been prepared, add them to a high-speed blender, and blitz for 3-4 minutes.

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

*If you just want the juice, once you have blended the ingredients, strain them and discard the pulp.
It’s recommended that you drink it as it is, without straining it though since the pulp contains nutrients.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Juice, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 152
  • Sugar: 22.8g
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.6g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Protein: 1g
Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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